perf bench: Add new document about perf-bench
Hitoshi Mitake [Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:50:54 +0000 (20:50 +0900)]
This patch adds new document about perf-bench.
Man page and html will be provided for user.

Signed-off-by: Hitoshi Mitake <mitake@dcl.info.waseda.ac.jp>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
LKML-Reference: <1257853855-28934-3-git-send-email-mitake@dcl.info.waseda.ac.jp>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

tools/perf/Documentation/perf-bench.txt [new file with mode: 0644]

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+perf-bench(1)
+============
+
+NAME
+----
+perf-bench - General framework for benchmark suites
+
+SYNOPSIS
+--------
+[verse]
+'perf bench' [<common options>] <subsystem> <suite> [<options>]
+
+DESCRIPTION
+-----------
+This 'perf bench' command is general framework for benchmark suites.
+
+COMMON OPTIONS
+--------------
+-f::
+--format=::
+Specify format style.
+Current available format styles are,
+
+'default'::
+Default style. This is mainly for human reading.
+---------------------
+% perf bench sched pipe                      # with no style specify
+(executing 1000000 pipe operations between two tasks)
+        Total time:5.855 sec
+                5.855061 usecs/op
+               170792 ops/sec
+---------------------
+
+'simple'::
+This simple style is friendly for automated
+processing by scripts.
+---------------------
+% perf bench --format=simple sched pipe      # specified simple
+5.988
+---------------------
+
+SUBSYSTEM
+---------
+
+'sched'::
+       Scheduler and IPC mechanisms.
+
+SUITES FOR 'sched'
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+*messaging*::
+Suite for evaluating performance of scheduler and IPC mechanisms.
+Based on hackbench by Rusty Russell.
+
+Options of *pipe*
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+-p::
+--pipe::
+Use pipe() instead of socketpair()
+
+-t::
+--thread::
+Be multi thread instead of multi process
+
+-g::
+--group=::
+Specify number of groups
+
+-l::
+--loop=::
+Specify number of loops
+
+Example of *messaging*
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
+---------------------
+% perf bench sched messaging                 # run with default
+options (20 sender and receiver processes per group)
+(10 groups == 400 processes run)
+
+      Total time:0.308 sec
+
+% perf bench sched messaging -t -g 20        # be multi-thread,with 20 groups
+(20 sender and receiver threads per group)
+(20 groups == 800 threads run)
+
+      Total time:0.582 sec
+---------------------
+
+*pipe*::
+Suite for pipe() system call.
+Based on pipe-test-1m.c by Ingo Molnar.
+
+Options of *pipe*
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+-l::
+--loop=::
+Specify number of loops.
+
+Example of *pipe*
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
+---------------------
+% perf bench sched pipe
+(executing 1000000 pipe operations between two tasks)
+
+        Total time:8.091 sec
+                8.091833 usecs/op
+                123581 ops/sec
+
+% perf bench sched pipe -l 1000              # loop 1000
+(executing 1000 pipe operations between two tasks)
+
+        Total time:0.016 sec
+                16.948000 usecs/op
+                59004 ops/sec
+---------------------
+
+SEE ALSO
+--------
+linkperf:perf[1]